One of the benefits of recovering from sicklness, simple things like colds, is how wonderfully rested I feel. Why not? I've been fortunate to have a schedule of activities that let me sleep and read. The Reader in me loved in. My furry people were also pleased. The rest of me didn't share the joy.
The cats awoke me at 3:30 this morning. There's been distemper going around the raccoons so we've been keeping the cats in and close at hand. The trio of felines tolerated this well when it was cold and rainy for the first three days but now their inner beasts were demanding freedom. The Gingerbear King tried cajoling me into letting them loose. It was no go but he was quite the persistent beast.
Anyway, at such times, to help relax, I went through my affirmations. This morning, I focused on all the things I am and all the things I want to be.
Be strong be healthy be happy be safe be successful be self-confident be poised be calm be relaxed be patient be tolerant be friendly be supportive be helpful be persistent be focused
Wow, it was such an exhilerating, uplifting and joyous process, feeling me with strength from my toes to my scalp. Unbelievable. I felt like superman, like I could do anything. Would that I can carry that feeling through the day, through my life. I felt, don't get in my way. No way can stop me.
But that became amended. No need to worry about being in my way. I'm not going to go over you or around you. We can both make it. We can all make it. I will help you, and you will help me.
The only one that needs to stay out of my way is Myself.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com